Inner Defense is the first responder in our home when someone needs that extra boost. We ALWAYS take this with us when we travel, because no one wants to be under the weather on vacation! This supplement includes Oregano, Clove, Thyme, Lemon, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary & Cinnamon. How's THAT for a power packed INNER DEFENSE?! I also suggest taking this with food if possible since there are lots of hot oils in there.
Key players like Clove & Thyme have been studied as a dietary supplements, as some of the strongest antioxidants available. Clove’s principal constituent is eugenol and promotes a healthy immune response. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. Known since ancient times as a medicinal herb, thyme contains large amounts of thymol.
We take Inner Defense to stay ahead, but sometimes our immune systems has to build itself and the best way to do that is to increase our white cell count when we do catch something. Per the label, to aid your body’s response, increase the frequency in which you take Inner Defense.
“Take 1 softgel daily (am) and take 1 softgel 3-5 times when needed. For best results, take Life9 8 hours later (pm).”
Life9 is a time-released probiotic supplement that promotes healthy digestion, gut health, and maintains normal intestinal function and supports a healthy immune system. Life 9 contains 9 strains and 17 billion live cultures!
If I start to feel run down:
+ Drink lots of water, add 1-2 drops Lemon to it. This will help with a light detox and add a boost of d-limonene to your body which strengthens the immune system.
+ Drop Thieves vitality (or regular) under my tongue – or make a tea (1-2 drops Thieves on a spoonful of honey, stir into mug of hot water)
+ Drink NINGXIA RED! These packets come in each kit and are loaded with antioxidants that boost your immune system. I add one drop Frank, Orange + Thieves.
+ Make a Wellness Bomb: In a vegetable or gelatin capsule, add 1 drop Thieves + 1 drop Oregano, take 2-3x daily with food.
+ Take Inner Defense in the morning & Immupro at night- I’ve posted about Immupro before and swear by it. Read more here:
+ Rub our Immune Rollers on our feet.
+ Take Life9
Immune Boosting Rollers:
a. Thieves – contains clove & cinnamon (check this out:
b. Thieves + Frankincense
c. Thieves + Purification
d. Thieves + Oregano + Frankincense
Ratios For Rollers:
1-4 drops for babies, 4-8 drops toddlers, 6-15 drops kids up to 12, 20-30 drops adults. Top rollers with carrier oil.
5-10 drops each: Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Peppermint and Aroma Siez topped with Ortho Ease.
Read more about raindrop technique here:
RC + Thieves or Raven + Lemon
(Raven is for ages 6 and up – sub in RC or Snifflease)
SLEEP! Sometimes we deny our body when it really needs to rest. It’s when our body repairs itself – so take a nap if you need to!
Other useful tips:
Be sure to sanitize your hands and your kid’s hands as soon as you get into your car after being in the grocery store or somewhere public. Then WASH your hands soon as you are home.
Make you own Thieves Hand Purifier (or buy YL’s with your next order):
2 oz aloe gel
1 tsp witch hazel
20 drops Thieves EO
store in a squeeze container and use as needed.
Make (or buy) Thieves Spray:
In a 2oz spray bottle
1 tbsp witch hazel
20 drops Thieves EO
Top with water, shake and spritz things like doorknobs, cart handles.. everything.